Howard Canning Taylor, Sr. papers


The bulk of the papers is Taylor's casebooks, 1894-1902. There are 6 volumes of surgical cases, entitled "Abdominal Operations," and 5 volumes of general gynecological cases. Contents vary, but usually include name, age, and address of patient; notes on menstruation and pregnancies; results of physical examination; diagnosis; and outcome.

Also included are ledger pages, 1907-1913, for the business of Edward J. Taylor, a wholesale and retail florist in Southport, Connecticut. From entries in the pages it is clear that H.C. Taylor had some kind of financial stake in the business, but his exact connection with it or with E.J. Taylor is not known.

The rest of the papers include two volumes of telephone messages, certificates, and artifacts.


Howard Canning Taylor, 1868-1949

Date [inclusive]: 

1885-1920, 1936-1938 (bulk 1894-1912)



Physical Description: 

.75 cubic feet (3 boxes, 1 flat box)



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Cite as: 

Howard C. Taylor, Sr., Papers, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library